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‘Football has lost its soul’: How Copa90 is repositioning itself around the creator economy

Soccer seems about as far away from fans as it has ever been. If anything, it seems closer now to the richest clubs and most influential leagues given everything that has transpired over the last year-plus with the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns. And yet those behind soccer media business Copa90, which focuses on the culture…

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Briefing future

Future of TV Briefing: TV news networks are stepping up streaming’s centrality

The Future of TV Briefing this week checks out the recent flurry of streaming activity among TV news networks. The new broadcast news The key hits: ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News and NBC News are each stepping up their streaming news operations.The recent activity indicates how streaming is becoming more central to TV…

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almost-billion-dollar esports

As the almost-billion-dollar esports betting industry expands, companies are seeing green beyond early-stage challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has jump-started a period of growth for the esports betting industry, and companies in the space are working to address the unique challenges that come with this relatively new way to gamble.The U.S. sports betting market has grown considerably since the Supreme Court ruled that the practice was legal in 2018. The…

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How the new CEO of the IAB Tech Lab plans to support a responsible digital ad ecosystem

Editor’s Note: This story is part of a 10-part series that examines life after the third-party cookie. Visit this interactive graphic outlining the full series here.Unflappability is a sought-after leadership trait. Anthony Katsur, who is weeks into his new role as the CEO of the IAB Tech Lab, seems to have it in spades. He’s…

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cheat SHEET

Cheat Sheet: New rules and funding for FTC could be on the way

Ad industry lawyers were up till the wee hours one morning over a decade ago awaiting a vote on legislation that could have given the Federal Trade Commission more power to make rules. When word came through that there would be no new FTC rulemaking authority, the champagne corks popped. These days, they may be girding…

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Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie Lights Hair on Fire During Birthday Dinner

Nicole Richie Lights Hair on Fire During 40th Bday Dinner 9/21/2021 6:11 PM PT @nicolerichie / Instagram Nicole Richie is probably wishing for a fire extinguisher on her 40th birthday … because her hair was set ablaze during her birthday dinner. The actress posted a video Tuesday showing herself blowing out the candles on a…

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Prosecutors Waiting in Gabby Petito Homicide, Loose Ends Involving Brian Laundrie

Gabby Petito Prosecutors Need to Tie Up Loose Ends Who Killed Her, Is Brian Laundrie Still Alive? 9/21/2021 6:00 PM PT Gabby Petito’s death has put her fiance, Brian Laundrie, in the crosshairs of law enforcement, but TMZ has learned prosecutors are not making a move until 2 primary loose ends are tied up. Law…

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Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor Throws Hilariously Awful First Pitch At Cubs Game

Conor McGregor My Arm Is Notorious, Too Hilariously Bad First Pitch 9/21/2021 5:36 PM PT Move over, 50 Cent, there’s a new worst first pitch of all time … courtesy of Conor McGregor’s ceremonial toss at the Cubs game on Tuesday!!! The sharply-dressed UFC superstar strutted to the mound for the first pitch before the…

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Body Found is Gabby Petito, Coroner’s Says Manner of Death is Homicide

Gabby Petito Body Found Is Hers … Coroner Says It Was Homicide 9/21/2021 2:14 PM PT Gabby Petito’s body has, indeed, been recovered in Wyoming — and the Coroner says this was a homicide. As we reported, the Teton County Coroner was conducting the autopsy Tuesday on the remains cops found over the weekend in…

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Rolling Stones Dedicate 1st Show of 2021 Tour to Drummer Charlie Watts

The Rolling Stones ‘We’re Playing for You, Charlie!!!’ Dedicate First Tour Stop to Late Drummer 9/21/2021 1:42 PM PT The Rolling Stones are officially out on their first-ever tour without Charlie Watts, and the loss was obvious at their first show … which they dedicated to the only drummer they’ve ever had. Mick Jagger, Keith…